Every aspect of your health—from the physical to the emotional and even the financial—factors into your overall sense of wellness. With that in mind, we offer Healthy@Hopkins, an array of programs and services that can help you improve your well-being.
Focus on Wellness: High Cholesterol
In honor of National Cholesterol Education Month we would like to highlight a few resources to support you in understanding high cholesterol and in maintaining overall health and well-being. Our partners at Carefirst offer some good news about high cholesterol: you can improve your cholesterol levels with simple lifestyle changes! Here are a few tips:
- Eat heart-healthy foods. Focus on foods that are low in saturated and trans fats (ex: fruits, vegetables, whole grains).
- Maintain a healthy weight by not only eating well, but also incorporating daily physical activity. Check out How much physical activity do adults need? | Physical Activity | CDC for more information.
- Quit tobacco use. By quitting, you will improve your HDL, aka “good” cholesterol levels. See more information here on quitting tobacco.
Get free support through your insurance carrier.
If you have Carefirst learn more about their Health Coaching program that can provide individual coaching targeting areas like: Healthy Eating, Weight or Stress Management, Healthy Eating, and Tobacco Cessation. EHP offers care management services and health education to support you in preventing managing a variety of health concerns.
Also access BurnAlong for short pre-recorded webinars on cholesterol management and other chronic conditions.
Ask The Expert: Caring for Aging Parents
Join a 30-minute Ask the Expert session with Peter Rabins, MD, MPH, Richman Family Professor of Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias, Emeritus, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to get information how to care for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s.
Sept 23, 12:00-12:00pm
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Meeting number (access code): 180 215 1915 Meeting Password: wDv5uwuRk32, Join by phone 404-410-4502
A Conversation on Cholesterol: Managing Lipids to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease
Join us for a live, interactive discussion on identifying, preventing, and controlling cholesterol problems with Dr. Shireen Khoury, MD, MPH, a vascular medicine & preventive cardiology fellow at Johns Hopkins Medicine. You are invited to submit your questions on the topic of cholesterol when you register so Dr. Khoury can address them during the session.
October 20, 2021 12:00-1:00pm
We’re committed to helping you reach your wellness goals. If weight loss is one of them, be sure to check out our weight-loss offerings, including discounted pricing on WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers) and the opportunity to earn rewards through its Wellness Wins program.
To help you manage stress and boost your mood, we offer a mindfulness meditation class, yoga and a variety of fitness classes. In addition, the Calm app is available free to faculty and staff and offers meditation, sleep assistance, stretching, and relaxing music.
To help you stay financially fit, we offer retirement saving and planning resources and host regular events with investment providers where you can get one-on-one advice about financial planning.